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Travel Advisory | As part of Reconnect West Seattle, we’re paving this weekend in South Park & Highland Park. Part of 1st Ave S will be temporarily closed.

Summary Weather permitting, crews will begin paving work this weekend at two locations: South Park: 1st Ave S between S Cloverdale St and SW Kenyon St Highland Park: Intersection of SW Henderson St and 9th Ave SW Paving will take place between 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM in both locations. Part of the Reconnect West Seattle package of… [ Keep reading ]

We’re seeking federal funding sources to support rapid repair of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge

We are focused squarely on completing necessary repairs to reopen the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge to the public as quickly as possible, while keeping public safety as our top priority. To support this effort, we are working to secure all necessary funding for the upcoming high bridge rehabilitation project – including federal, state and local funding… [ Keep reading ]

A note of thanks to West Seattle and Duwamish Valley Communities

Dear West Seattle and Duwamish Valley communities, It’s been a tough year. Just as the COVID-19 pandemic began to take its toll around the globe, your communities suddenly faced another major challenge: the emergency closure of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge on March 23, 2020. Here we are. One year later. While… [ Keep reading ]

Together with over 1,000 community members in Highland Park, Georgetown, and South Park, we’ve finalized Home Zone Plans and started construction

Summary  When the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closed in March 2020, the neighborhoods of South Park, Highland Park and Georgetown experienced a large increase in detour traffic.  We created a Home Zone for each of these neighborhoods, engaging community members to help decide on projects that would improve safety and mobility.  With input from almost 1,000 people across the three… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #17

On Wednesday, March 10, we held the 17th West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force (CTF) Meeting. You can watch the meeting in full by clicking the below link: West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #17 The meeting came as we announced reaching the preliminary design milestone for the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge (high bridge) this… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge milestone: Repair remains on track as we begin search for contractor for final phase of construction

Summary We have reached the preliminary design milestone for the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge (high bridge) this week. This important step allows us to begin the selection process for a private contractor to make improvements to the high bridge and Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge). We’ll select the most qualified contractor and bring them on… [ Keep reading ]

We filled 15,000 Potholes in 2020 – and continue to fill more this year!

Summary: In 2020 we filled roughly 15,000 potholes, including nearly 1,600 potholes in West Seattle and nearby Duwamish Valley neighborhoods. Winter storms are hard on our roads and contribute to new potholes forming. Our crews have been hard at work filling potholes this winter and will continue to fill them as they are reported. Last year we responded… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | We’re in the home stretch! The Fairview Ave N Bridge Replacement is scheduled to open this summer.

We are delivering on our commitments to voters, thanks to your Levy to Move Seattle tax dollars at work. In February, we reached the major milestone of completing the construction of the Fairview Ave N Bridge (Fairview bridge) deck and removing construction cranes from project site. We’re excited for the new bridge and hope you are too!  The new… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Preparing for the next “Big One”: We recently completed a seismic retrofit of the W Howe Street Bridge in Magnolia.

This marks the 32nd seismic retrofit project completed since our Bridge Seismic Retrofit Program began 30 years ago. The word seismic means vibration of the earth and its crust – in other words, earthquakes! Powerful earthquakes are a real threat to Seattle, and the surrounding region, and the City of Seattle is working… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory | Helping you plan ahead for upcoming Washington State Department of Transportation work on the 1st Ave S Bridge (SR 99 / SR 509 Duwamish River Bridge)

Upcoming WSDOT work will result in lane reductions and closures for southbound 1st Ave S Bridge: All southbound lanes will be closed from 9 PM to 6 AM on the nights of Friday, March 5 and Saturday, March 6 Two of four southbound lanes will be closed continuously from noon on Wednesday, March 10 to noon on Monday, March 15 All southbound lanes will be closed from 9 PM to 5 AM on the nights of Sunday, March 14 and Monday,… [ Keep reading ]